By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A week after a major police operation in the central region of São Paulo, known as Cracolândia (Crackland), drug users are said to be slowly returning to area, strengthening the voices of critics who said that the operation, which counted on over 900 police officers, would not resolve the problem.

“The action did not solve the basic problem of Cracolândia, which is [drug] dependency. Until this is resolved, the issue will not be resolved, the drug will continue to arrive, both there and everywhere in Brazil,” S . . .

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